Friday, June 17, 2011

The Indians Are Coming ...?

No, this won't be a rude "Custer's Last Stand" joke.  It's just the first time I've come across an article in the Hindu press extolling the benefits of visiting Albania.  Not only does the article point out some nice aspects of Tirana, it highlights some of the continued economic growth occuring throughout Albania.   It also gives us hope that we may get an authentic Irish Pub in the near future. 

After reading the article, I started to wonder:   "What  is an Indian businessman doing in Tirana in the first place?"  Please let his business be the beginning of a wave of Southwest Asian exchange that results in an authentic Indian restaurant opening.  That would be progress!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Teutonic "Tsk, Tsk" With A Little Hope At The End

I like to read Der Spiegel to get a German perspective on the problems plaguing the EU and the rest of the world.  Having lived in Germany, and being of German descent, I am acutely aware of their superiority complex and their need to lecture other nations.  Granted, they've earned some credibility through fiscal discipline, civic-mindedness, and work ethic.  I guess it's natural they would wag their fingers at the lazy French, cringe at the antics of Berlusconi, and threaten to cut off the allowance of the profligate Greeks.

Today was Albania's turn.